Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Blessings in the rain

We had a huge storm today! It was beautiful. I know storms like this cause damage but they are also awe-inspiring in a beautiful way. It's been awhile since I've seen a storm of this size move through the area. It was worse than the storm that took out our tree.

For awhile, the storm was mostly thunder and rain. Huge amounts of rain! Then we started getting hail. This video shows a bit of the hail that blew onto our patio.

As quickly as the storm started, it stopped. The clouds shifted and the blue sky was revealed. I thought that was the end of the rain.

An hour later, we had a repeat of the first video! It was intense and I loved it. I turned off the air conditioning and threw open all the doors. The smell of the rain and the sounds of the thunder booming are some of my favorite things in the world.

This was my first attempt at shooting a video specifically for Youtube and my blog. I might try it again sometime.


Anonymous said...


Interesting footage of your Mesa storm.

I personally don't like rain, and if it's as bad as it was in your first video, I actually get freaked-out!

You have to understand, I live in the valley (e.g., flood plains), so big storms mean flooding, and if it gets too bad, you have to evacuate your home. That's not something that I would want to have happen to me.

At any rate, I think you should try the video thing again on your blog. It was enjoyable, despite the nasty rain. :)


-Lady Rose

Cassandra said...

Lady Rose - sorry you don't like the rain. :( I think I love it so much because we get so little. We have a few months per year where we get showers, a few big storms, and then nothing. Just hot and dry weather. Ick.

I don't think I'd like it so much if I had to evacuate my home. :)

Ann@His Grace To Me said...

Quite the storm! We've had a very dry summer, so I'd welcome a storm or two.